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  Quick Facts: Location: Olympic National Park Land Agency: Quileute Nation and National Park Service Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 310 feet Contact: Olympic National Park, Wilderness Information Center Green Trails Map: 99S Olympic Coast Beaches Notes: Dogs prohibited Access: From Forks follow US 101 north for 1.5 miles turning left onto State Route 110 (signed “Mora–La Push”). […]

Riverview Wildlife Refuge –Quiet bird sanctuary on the Snohomish River

The trail follows the Snohomish River passing beneath the SR 9 bridge.

Quick Facts Location: City of Snohomish Land Agency: Snohomish Department of Parks and Volunteer Programs Roundtrip: 2.2 miles Elevation gain: minimal Difficulty: Easy Contact: City of Snohomish and Pilchuck Audubon Society Notes: Dogs must be on leash (and may not be allowed in the near future). Access:  From Everett head east on US 2 to […]

Oaks to Wetlands Trail─A slough of birds and delights along the Columbia River

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Quick Facts: Location: Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Clark County Land Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Roundtrip: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 75 feet Contact: Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Notes: Dogs prohibited. Access: From Exit 14 on I-5 head west 3.0 miles on SR 501 (Pioneer Street) to its end in downtown Ridgefield. Then turn right onto […]

Big Ditch─Dig in for some excellent swan and snow geese viewing

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Quick Facts Location: Skagit Bay, Stanwood Land Agency: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Roundtrip: 3.6 miles Elevation Gain: None Access: From Exit 212 on I-5 head west on SR 532 for five miles to the town of Stanwood. Turn right onto the Pioneer Highway and proceed for 2.6 miles to the junction with the Old […]